Working Group Economic Geography

Focus of Research

  •   Environmental Economic Geography
  •   Regional Transformations & Industrial Policy
  •   Energy Transition
  •   Theories of Practice

I am currently working on regional transitions to “green” economies, applying concepts from Environmental Economic Geography and Theories of Practice. The goal of my research is to develop a deeper understanding of the evolution, dispersion and transformation of economic and political practices of regional transformations towards alternative green economies. Aspects of interest are, e.g., emerging practices in the “green economy” and which practices are important for the creation of “green growth” institutions; How practices of the green economy interrelate, which networks of practices contribute to regional transformations towards green economies; which regional dynamics emerge from green economic practices and processes; which contexts support or impede regional transformations towards a ‘green economy’; which and how industrial policies impact such transformations.

In the policy-implementation-oriented INTERREG-BSR-project "Co2mmunity" (link) I am working on community energy projects in the Baltic Sea Region and how they can be supported for increasing the overall share of renewable energies.